NHS England & NHS Improvement “Core20PLUS5” Health Inequalities Survey

NHS England & NHS Improvement have produced a survey for organisations to share their views on their “Core20PLUS5” approach to reducing health inequalities.

Age UK’s Health Influencing Team would like to invite you to complete the new NHS England and NHS Improvement Core20PLUS5 Health Inequalities Survey. Core20PLUS5 is a national NHSEI approach to support the reduction of health inequalities at both national and system level. Find out all about the approach and the survey below.

The approach defines a target population cohort (who represent the most deprived 20% of the national population, as well as ICS-chosen population groups experiencing poorer than average health access)– the ‘Core20PLUS’ – and identifies ‘5’ focus clinical areas requiring accelerated improvement.

The online survey is an opportunity for those with a role or interest in reducing health inequalities to share their views on the NHSEI approach to support ICSs to reduce health inequalities. They particularly want to hear from those who have an understanding of the communities at particular risk of health inequalities including older people from ethnic minorities, coastal and rural communities, people living in areas of high deprivation, plus inclusion health groups.

The survey is accessible here until Friday 19 November 2021.

The Together Fund – Survey to gauge interest in physical activity funding

We’ve set up a quick survey to gauge Network interest in a new set of physical activity funding from The Together Fund. Find out all about the fund below, along with the link to the survey.

We are looking to gauge interest in a new round of funding to the network through the Tackling Inequalities Fund – now called The Together Fund. Age UK is a National Partner in the Sport England-funded programme and since July 2021 has supported 37 local Age UK partners with 41 grants averaging £4.5k each to provide opportunities for older people to take part in physical activity. Plus, an additional 20 local partners have received TIF funding from other National Partners including Active Partnerships and Versus Arthritis. Find out more about the Together Fund below and please let us know if you would be interested in this funding via this quick survey.

The Together Fund will see additional funding committed to help the four groups that, from Sport England research, are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic and experiencing significant falls in their levels of physical activity: people with long term health conditions, those from lower socio-economic groups, those from culturally diverse communities and those living with a disability. We also know from Age UK’s research that physical activity levels in older people have significantly decreased.

Eligible projects which could be funded include; physical activity sessions and games for people attending day care centres, staff and volunteer training, chair based exercise, yoga and tai chi classes, strong and steady sessions, small items of equipment, walking groups, dancing classes and any activities that will lead to an increase in physical activity levels in older people.  

We would be very grateful if you could fill in the Together Fund survey so we can find out if there is sufficient interest to apply for funding from Sport England for this new programme. The survey is open until 1st December.

Please be aware this form is only intended to determine the general interest for this opportunity, and your answers do not commit you to anything.

You may also be interested in recent Funding & Grants news:

Reminder: Deadline Extended for Dementia Programme Grant Funding!
A reminder that the deadline to apply for the second round of grant funding for the Dementia MCST Programme has been extended to Monday 6th December.
Fundraising Bulletin #16 – Updates on Public, Corporate, Trusts and Public Sector Funding | November 2021
The latest fundraising bulletin is now available for you to view below. There's still time to complete our short feedback survey about this bulletin too.
Grant Available to Support Local Winter Work
Find out how you can apply for the new Winter Campaign Grant Scheme introduced by Age UK's Health Influencing Team.
Deadline Extended for Dementia Programme Grant Funding!
The deadline to apply for the second round of grant funding for the Dementia MCST Programme has been extended to Monday 6th December.
Fundraising Bulletin #15 – Updates on Public, Corporate, Trusts and Public Sector Funding
The latest fundraising bulletin is now available. This month's edition also includes a short survey to gather your feedback on these bulletins.
Walking Football Funding Survey
Would your organisation be interested in applying for a third set of Walking Football Funding in Spring/Summer 2022? Please let us know via this survey.

Walking Football Funding Survey

Would your organisation be interested in applying for a third set of Walking Football Funding in Spring/Summer 2022? Please let us know via this survey.

The Age UK Walking Football Programme, funded by the Football Association and Sport England, has helped to set up 77 walking football groups across the Age UK Network to date. We are now looking to gauge interest among Partners in a potential third cohort of funding for the Walking Football programme in Spring/ Summer 2022. Whether you already have walking football groups as part of the programme (or outside of it) and want to expand your provision, or if you haven’t delivered this activity before but would be interested to do so, we would love to hear from you via this short survey. The survey should take less than a minute to complete.

Thank you in advance for your time and if you have any queries or expressions of interest following this, please contact us on walkingfootball@ageuk.org.uk.

Please note that this survey is only intended to understand Partners’ interest in further funding opportunities, and by completing the survey you are not committing to anything.

Older People’s Health and Care Survey – September 2021

Age UK’s Health Influencing Team are conducting the “Older People’s Health and Care Survey” and would be grateful if you could share the survey across your networks.

Age UK are conducting a survey to understand more about the current health and care needs of older people. We are looking to hear from older people themselves but also from friends and family who want to share their loved ones’ experiences on their behalf. We conducted similar surveys last summer and at the start of the year and had a fantastic response. However, we know that many older people are still finding things hard and we would like to hear more about how they are being affected.

We will be using the information as part of our work to influence Government and to help improve the support which older people receive in relation to health and care.

The survey will close at the end of September.

We would be really grateful if you could share this survey across your networks so that we can hear as many voices as possible. Thank you!

Long Covid Experience Survey

NHS England has relaunched the Long Covid Experience Survey to help understand what is needed to support people experiencing Long Covid.

As part of the NHSE Long Covid Project, Asthma UK and The British Lung Foundation Partnership have relaunched the Long Covid Experience Survey to help better understand the experiences of people still struggling four or more weeks after their initial infection of Covid-19. The survey is open to anyone who has had, or think they may have had, Covid-19. If you have time, please share the survey with your networks and encourage as many of your beneficiaries as possible to take the survey. Find out more details below.

Responses will all be anonymised, and the survey will not retain any personal details. Information gathered will be used to inform research, campaigns, and to develop services to support people affected by ongoing symptoms of Long Covid. This will help us all to better understand what is needed to support people experiencing Long Covid.

Here is the link to the Long Covid Experience Survey.

NHSEI seasonal pressures bid: Tender readiness survey deadline extended

In preparation to bid for the NHSEI seasonal surge capacity tender, we have developed a survey to help us gauge the scale of capacity and provision available. The survey deadline has been extended to 27th August.

A notice to all England-based brand partners that the deadline for our tender readiness survey has been extended until Friday the 27th of August, noon. Thank you to everyone who has completed the survey so far. You can find full details about the tender below, including the link to the survey and a reference copy.

Last week, we alerted England-based brand partners to the exciting opportunity presented by the NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) procurement for long term seasonal pressures support. This future contract seeks a national provider to respond to surges in demand when they occur throughout the year, with a particular focus on supporting Hospital Discharge (Pathway 0) and community out of hospital wrap around care. Specifically, NHSEI are seeking capacity that: responds to urgent system demand; reduces unnecessary admissions and re-admissions; improves system flow and discharge; increases engagement and choice; supports reablement; and increases independence.

We know the window for bidding will be extremely tight, so in preparation, we have developed a survey to gather information from brand partners in England to help us assess the scale of capacity and provision available across the seven NHS regions. Find full details below, including the link to the survey and a reference copy.

Reference Copy of the Survey

We use MS Forms to capture survey information. Unfortunately, MS Forms does not permit you to save semi completed responses. You must complete the survey in one go. We therefore advise that you download the reference document below and familiarise yourself with the survey questions before attempting to complete the MS Forms version of the survey.

NHSEI seasonal surge capacity tender: Bid development survey now live for England-based brand partners

In preparation to bid for the NHSEI seasonal surge capacity tender, we have developed a survey to help us gauge the scale of capacity and provision available. Find out how you can complete the survey below.

Last week we alerted England-based brand partners to the exciting opportunity presented by the NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) procurement for long term seasonal surge capacity and support. We know the window for bidding will be extremely tight, so in preparation, we have developed a survey to gather information from brand partners in England to help us assess the scale of capacity and provision available across the seven NHS regions. The survey runs from Tuesday 10th of August until midday on Friday 20th of August. Find full details below, including the link to the survey and a reference copy.

This future contract seeks a national provider to respond to surges in demand when they occur throughout the year, with a particular focus on supporting Hospital Discharge (Pathway 0) and community out of hospital wrap around care. Specifically, NHSEI are seeking capacity that responds to urgent system demand, reduces unnecessary admissions and re-admissions, improves system flow and discharge, increases engagement and choice, reablement and increases independence.

Completing the survey

Age UK expects to submit a bid subject to the full tender pack’s release and a fuller understanding of the funder’s requirements. We know the window for bidding will be extremely tight and in preparation we have developed a survey to help us quickly gather information from brand partners in England to help us assess the scale of capacity and provision available across the seven NHS regions. This is also an opportunity for brand partner to express an early interest in working with Age UK who, if successful, intends to sub-contract brand partners to the framework.

Please only complete the survey if you can offer capacity and support that can quickly mobilise if called-upon and is built on existing services and activity, rather than setting up new activity. The survey covers 5 themes: About your organisation; Your model of delivery; Operational information; Impact; and Mobilisation.

Where possible, we’ve given tick box options and estimate that the survey takes about 20 to 25 minutes to complete. The survey runs from Tuesday 10th of August until midday on Friday 20th of August.

Reference Copy of the Survey

We use MS Forms to capture survey information. Unfortunately, MS Forms does not permit you to save semi completed responses. You must complete the survey in one go. We therefore advise that you download the reference document below and familiarise yourself with the survey questions before attempting to complete the MS Forms version of the survey.

Charitylog Training Survey Results

This latest update from the Network Infrastructure Team shares the results from the Charitylog training survey and a summary of a recent round of user groups.

This latest update from the Network Infrastructure Team shares the results from the Charitylog training survey including the most requested areas for training such as General Reporting, Letter Templates, and Outcomes.  Look out for more information on upcoming training dates over the next couple of months.

Please click here to download the report: Charitylog Training Survey Report 

You can find the summary of our most recent round of user groups here: Network Infrastructure Update: Charitylog User Groups

Loneliness Awareness Week 14-18 June | Lunchtime Webinar & Upcoming Services Survey

An update on Loneliness Awareness Week, including details of a lunchtime webinar and an upcoming survey on the most effective services for tackling loneliness.

This week is Loneliness Awareness Week. We’d love you to join us at a lunchtime webinar we’re organising with the British Red Cross on Thursday 17th June from 1:30-2:30. It will be chaired by the Minister for Loneliness, Baroness Barran, and will shine a spotlight on several innovative schemes working to tackle loneliness in local communities. Read more and register here.

As part of our activity for Loneliness Awareness week, we’re also thinking about which of our services are most effective when it comes to tackling loneliness – from a services perspective and for when we’re talking to MPs and the Government about how best to tackle loneliness. With this in mind, the Services division and the Influencing division will be sending you a joint survey to find out about your experiences, so please do look out for it in July.

Charitylog users – what training do you need?

Do you use Charitylog at your organisation? We’d love to hear about what training would be most useful to you.

As an outcome from the Charitylog User Groups, Age UK are working with Dizions (the creators of Charitylog) to understand the potential for making training on Charitylog more available and easy to access for Age UK users of the system. We would like to hear from Partner staff who use Charitylog about what training would be helpful to you via this survey. A link to this survey will also be available through the log in page to Charitylog.

We would ask that you send this information to all users across your organisation as we want to ensure we get as large a response as possible to inform the training that is made available.

The survey will close on 31st May, and the findings and next steps will be shared shortly after.

If you have any questions please contact networkinfrastructure@ageuk.org.uk. To find out more about our work with Charitylog as part of the Network Infrastructure Programme, please click here.